Dulzin Expresses Concern About Assimilation in Argentina

Leon Dulzin, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, said here that “anti-Semitism in Argentina worries me less than growing assimilation.” In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dulzin, who had visited Argentina and Uruguay before coming here, said that one-third of all Jewish marriages in Argentina are mixed marriages and that the 20 percent of the children attending Jewish schools there receive a very poor education in Yiddishkeit. He added that 80 percent of the children receive no Jewish education at all.

Dulzin, who is the Likud candidate for the chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization Executives, told the JTA that he is willing to negotiate with the Labor Alignment the composition of the future Executives but that he would not forego campaigning for the post of chairman.

In his public appearances in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Dulzin praised the policies of the Likud government and appealed to the Brazilian government not to grant permission to the Palestine Liberation Organization to open an office in Brazil because the PLO is an international terrorist gang.

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